Interview with Tom Stuczynski

When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
I am a software engineer by day, working at a large software company based in the Seattle area. On the side, I develop mobile applications for phones and tablets on platforms such as Android and Windows Phone. My mobile app portfolio can be found at If I am not working on software or writing, I can most likely be found playing guitar or enjoying some down time around the house.
What inspires you to get out of bed each day?
I really look forward to contributing towards the goal of bettering society and improving the quality of life everywhere, for the current generation and future generations alike. I believe the Impact of Innovation book series highlights that sentiment well by exploring some of the most profound ways technology is changing the way we live, as well as some of the ways those changes could affect society in the future.
Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
I grew up in the outskirts of a small city called Erie in northwestern Pennsylvania. Growing up in a highly-rural part of the country, with an economy historically based on agriculture and iron/steel manufacturing, I don't think it is a stretch to say that the area lagged behind technologically; particularly when compared to tech-hubs such as San Francisco or Seattle. When I became a little older and learned about some of the awe-inspiring capabilities of technology, I was fascinated and became determined to spread the word about these capabilities to others who may not hear about these innovations elsewhere.
What is your writing process?
For the Impact of Innovation series, the process is to research about the broad area I am writing about (Entertainment, Health, etc) until I have an idea about the different categories of technology in that area. Then, I will dive further into each area to create an outline of the technologies making the largest impact in each category. I will then explore each technology in depth to determine which ones are interesting enough to include in the book. Finally, I will write a section (or multiple sections) for each technology that made the cut. After all of that, I will have a rough draft, which will be edited and revised quite a few times before release.
How do you discover the ebooks you read?
I usually have a specific topic/genre I would like to read about and then search online for books that fall into that category. I will then read the synopsis and book reviews to make a final decision. Pretty straightforward really...
What book marketing techniques have been most effective for you?
I am not a professional book salesman and I really haven't spent much time "marketing" my books. I am a firm believer that if my books are any good, they will eventually sell themselves if I make them available. If not, then I just need to write better books!
Describe your desk
A little more cluttered than I would like. There are a few piles of papers, a couple cell phones (for mobile development purposes), a bunch of guitar picks, and a few snacks. I should probably be cleaning instead of answering these questions...
Published 2014-09-14.
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Books by This Author

The Impact of Innovation: Entertainment
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 50,680. Language: American English. Published: June 8, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Entertainment » Entertainment industry, Nonfiction » Education and Study Guides » Computers & technology
The Impact of Innovation series opens readers’ eyes to the world of new possibilities created by new technology. This book -- the first in the series -- begins the tour with a look at many areas of entertainment, including television, movies, music, and video games. Streaming services, 3D technologies, virtual reality, and plenty of other cutting-edge trends take center stage throughout the book.